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Posted on 2023, Nov 21st by Durna Özkaya

PROPELLER BOSS CAP FINS - The Best-Selling and Most Reliable Energy Saving Device for Ships

PROPELLER BOSS CAP FINS - The Best-Selling and Most Reliable Energy Saving Device for Ships MOL Turkey
PROPELLER BOSS CAP FINS - The Best-Selling and Most Reliable Energy Saving Device for Ships MOL Turkey

As a group company of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd., the pioneer in producing propeller boss cap fins (PBCF) and having sold it to more than 4,000 vessels worldwide, attended the Turkey - Japan Maritime Business Matching Forum 2023. With the intense interest shown at their booth, they had the opportunity to explain in detail the PBCF, the best-selling and most reliable energy-saving device for ships, and engage in conversations.

What is PBCF?

Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) is a device that improves propulsive efficiency by recovering energy from the hub vortex generated behind a propeller. As a result, PBCF reduces fuel oil consumption. PBCF is the first energy-saving device developed with the aim of recovering energy by weakening the hub vortex. Its original design, as well as the technological innovation that has gone into its development, is highly regarded. Moreover, patents for PBCF have been obtained in various countries. Owing to continuous research and development, an achievement in itself, the advanced PBCF was released in May 2017. In addition, the new patents for the advanced type have been obtained in various countries.

As a pioneer in energy-saving device for vessels, PBCF has been installed on more than 3,950 vessels around the world since the technology was introduced in 1987. This is quite exceptional and reflects not only how effective PBCF is but also how well regarded it has become worldwide. Moreover, with the tremendous support of very reliable customers, PBCF has established a solid position in the industry.

PROPELLER BOSS CAP FINS - The Best-Selling and Most Reliable Energy Saving Device for Ships MOL Turkey

5% Reduction in Fuel Consumption as well as Green House Gas Emissions

Resolves the propeller torque rich condition, reduces underwater noise and stern vibration, and prevents rudder erosion

Simple and Quick Installation, Regardless of Vessel Type or Size, and Suitable for Both New and Existing Vessels

  • Vessel and propeller modifications are not required, and no welding work is necessary
  • Can be installed on either a Fixed Pitch Propeller (FPP) or Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP)
  • Optimized design and custom made for every propeller profile
  • No specific maintenance is required after installation.

For further details;

For PBCF Website click here.

For PBCF Movie click here.